2-year master’s program in product design and management
convergence of products, design, innovation and entrepreneurship coupled with a one-year project
for early career computer science graduates, working professionals, startups and industry / self-sponsored candidates to enable them to become better product designers and product managers
HYDERABAD from India, September 23, 2021 / PRNewswire / – IIIT Hyderabad has opened winter admissions for a new M.Tech program in Product Design and Management. The program aims to create market-conscious and design-aware technologists, product designers, product managers and startup founders, conceptualize, define, design technology products and connect them to markets.
The program enables graduates to understand the convergence of technology, design, markets and product commerce. The program can lead to the creation of new products, new startups or to prepare early career IT professions to become technology product managers for technology companies specifically around information technology.
The M.Tech program includes courses in Understanding Technology Products, Technology Convergence, Design, Markets and Business, Product Design, Development and Management, Emerging Technology Products (Research). An extended curriculum project in the second year helps create ideas for translating products into in-depth technology products that connect to markets.
According to Prof Raghu reddy, head of the PDM program, “Modern engineers tend to be technology and algorithm centric, and it’s very rare to find people who actually understand customers. On the other hand, product managers focus more on product markets, strategies, but seem to focus little on underlying technologies, product design and their ability to interact with product developers as well as ‘with customers. This program presents a good balance of technology, design and management, with particular emphasis on ICT products to begin with. “
There are several admission channels, based on the initial selection and subsequent interviews:
– Computer science graduates at the start of their career / working professionals: with more than one year of computer experience (experience may be canceled in certain cases). Thanks to the GATE or CEED exams.
– Startups: via an application reviewed by a committee of experts who will assess the idea, technological and commercial viability, as well as the background of the founder.
– Industry / self-sponsored: mid-level professionals with more than 5 years of experience, who are either development managers or architects or product managers, sponsored by their employers.
Application deadline November 10, 2021.
Details are available at https://pdm.iiit.ac.in
About IIIT Hyderabad: The Hyderabad International Institute of Information Technology (IIITH) is an autonomous research university founded in 1998 that focuses on key areas of information technology, such as computing, electronics and communications, and their applications in other fields through interdisciplinary research with great social impact. Some of his research areas include visual information technologies, human language technologies, data engineering, VLSI and embedded systems, computer architecture, wireless communications, algorithms and security. information, robotics, building science, seismic engineering, computational natural sciences and bioinformatics, agricultural informatics and e-Governance.
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SOURCE International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad